All aboard new buses with internet access

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AROUND £1.5m has been spent on new buses in the Havant and Waterlooville area.

A fleet of 11 buses with Wi-Fi internet access are set to hit the road.

Stagecoach South is launching the buses this month for Route 39, which runs every 10 minutes between Wecock Farm and Havant via Waterlooville, Crookhorn, South Downs College, Asda and Leigh Park.

To celebrate the launch, operations manager Bob Jackson and managing director Andrew Dyer are inviting people living along the route to a launch party on Saturday, March 9.

Between 10.30am and 2.30pm Stagecoach will create a VIP bus stop in the Waterlooville Precinct.

Those who visit the bus stop, complete with its own red carpet, will experience a section of route 39 on one of the buses in VIP style for free. The VIP bus, decorated with a giant bow tie, will feature games, food and drink.

Mr Jackson said: ‘We have invested a considerable sum in this fleet of 11 Wi-Fi-enabled buses and can’t wait for residents along route 39 to experience them. Those who perhaps haven’t used public transport for some time will be surprised at how advanced these vehicles are and how quick and easy it is to take the bus.’